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MarketWatch: Shell to shed thousands of IT, finance jobs to cut costs: report

By Adam Smallman
Last update: 7:32 p.m. EST Dec. 30, 2007

LONDON (MarketWatch) — Royal Dutch Shell is to shed thousands of jobs to cut costs and simplify its structure, and one of the largest-ever outsourcing deals may be struck in the next couple of months, the Daily Telegraph reported late Saturday, citing information published on an anti-Shell Web site.

The biggest change will be in the information technology division, where around 3,600 staff may be affected by a plan to farm out operations to Electronic Data Systems Corp. , U.S.-based wireless telecom services firm AT&T Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG (DT) unit T-Systems. read more

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Financial Times: Shell looks to outsource about 3,200 IT jobs

Shell looks to outsource about 3,200 IT jobs

By Rebecca Bream

Published: December 30 2007 22:05 | Last updated: December 30 2007 22:05

Royal Dutch Shell is expected to outsource the bulk of its information technology division next year, a move that could affect about 3,200 jobs.

The oil group aims to make pre-tax cost savings of about $500m-a-year (£250m) through streamlining its structure and cutting and outsourcing jobs.

As part of this cost-cutting drive, Shell has been examining whether to outsource most of its IT division, which numbers about 3,600 people. read more

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The Guardian: Shell to outsource 3,200 IT jobs

Julia Kollewe
Monday December 31 2007

Royal Dutch Shell plans to outsource thousands of IT jobs in a drive to slash costs and simplify its structure, following in the footsteps of its arch-rival BP.

Shell’s information technology division will bear the brunt of the changes with 3,200 staff thought likely to be affected by a decision to turn operations over to three outside companies.

Shell’s chief financial officer, Peter Voser, has reportedly told staff that he wants “a leaner and meaner” finance division. The company said yesterday that it was seeking to move selected finance operations to shared (Shell-owned) service centres. read more

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The Independent: Shell prepares to cut 3,200 jobs

By Sean O’Grady
Published: 31 December 2007

The oil major Shell is thought to be preparing to shed around 3,200 jobs, mostly in its information technology division. As with many other public and private sector concerns, the plan is to hive the jobs off to external specialist contractors.

The company has informed staff it is planning to outsource “a substantial part” of its IT infrastructure services division, believed to comprise a total of 3,600 people. Detailed consultations with workers affected will begin soon, with a start date for the new arrangements planned for 1 July. read more

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The Times: Need to know

31 December 2007

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Royal Dutch Shell, the Anglo-Dutch oil giant, is believed to be preparing to shed about 3,200 jobs in the latest cost-cutting move by the industry. The company has told staff that it is planning to outsource “a substantial part” of its IT infrastructure services division, which is believed to comprise a total of 3,600 staff.

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/article3111992.ece

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CRAPPY NEW YEAR FOR SHELL EMPLOYEES: MASSIVE JOB CUTS

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fd.nl: Shell schrapt mogelijk duizenden ict-banen

Financieele Dagblad

Shell gaat een substantieel deel van haar ict uitbesteden om kosten te besparen. Door de maatregel komen mogelijk duizenden banen op de tocht te staan.

Een woordvoerster van Shell bevestigt dat het bedrijf momenteel onderhandelingen voert met drie outsource-partijen. In maart 2008 worden de contracten getekend.

Een werknemer van Shell verklaarde tegenover RoyalDutchShellPlc.com, een website die protesteert tegen Shell, dat 3.200 banen op het spel staan, maar de woordvoerster kon dat aantal niet bevestigen. read more

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Cash.be: Duizenden banen op de helling bij Shell

30 december 2007

(Belga) De Engels-Nederlandse oliegigant Shell is van plan duizenden werknemers te ontslaan. Het bedrijf zou een belangrijk deel van zijn informaticadiensten uitbesteden. Dat blijkt uit interne documenten die zondag zijn gelekt op internet.

In een mail van 19 december spreekt Goh Swee Chen, de verantwoordelijke voor de informaticainfrastructuur van de oliegroep, van een saneringsplan dat “belangrijk” zal zijn en dat zou kunnen leiden tot een periode van onzekerheid. Op de site royaldutchshellplc.com, die dienst doet als forum voor ontevreden Shell-werknemers, is sprake van duizenden ontslagen. Op de site zegt een anonieme werknemer van Shell dat de sanering 3.200 van de 3.600 werknemers van de IT-afdeling kan treffen. Een woordvoerder van Shell wilde zondag niet reageren op de berichten, maar bevestigde wel dat de oliegroep een reorganisatie doorvoert om de kosten te beperken. Bij Shell werken in totaal 108.000 mensen, van wie 3.000 op de zetel in Londen. (LIM) read more

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Manchester Evening News: Fears for Shell

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Manchester Evening News: Fears for Shell

30/12/2007

THERE were fears today that oil giant Shell was preparing to shed around 3,200 jobs in the latest cost-cutting move by the industry.

The company has told staff that it is planning to outsource “a substantial part” of its IT infrastructure services division, believed to comprise a total of 3,600 staff.

Detailed consultations with workers affected start early in the New Year, with a start date for the new arrangements planned for July 1. read more

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Financial Times: FSA fines for 2007 lowest in six years: in 2004 Royal Dutch Shell was fined £17m for market abuse

By Elaine Moore
Published: December 30 2007 21:43 | Last updated: December 30 2007 21:43

The Financial Services Authority levied less in fines this year than in the past six years, in spite of claiming that it intended to take a more robust approach to policing the financial services industry.

Fines totalled £5.3m in 2007, compared with £13.3m in 2006.

The average fine levied, £232,000, was also less than half the average given in the previous year.

However, the number of fines handed out, 23, was not significantly below the number given last year, 28. read more

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MSN News (Press Association Report): Fears for jobs at oil giant Shell

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MSN News: Fears for jobs at oil giant Shell

pa.press.net – 30.12.2007 15:26

There are fears that oil giant Shell is preparing to shed around 3,200 jobs in the latest cost-cutting move by the industry.

The company has told staff it is planning to outsource “a substantial part” of its IT infrastructure services division, believed to comprise a total of 3,600 staff.

Detailed consultations with workers affected begin early in the new year, with a start date for the new arrangements planned for July 1. read more

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Hemscott: Royal Dutch Shell to shed thousands of jobs to cut costs – report

30 December 2007

LONDON (Thomson Financial) – Royal Dutch Shell is to shed thousands of jobs in a bid to cut costs and simplify its structure, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

Shell is looking to agree one of the largest-ever outsourcing deals in the next couple of months and plans to reorganise other departments including finance operations, the newspaper said.

The biggest change will be in the information technology division, where about 3,600 staff may be affected by a plan to farm out operations to three companies, the report claimed, citing a leaked internal email. read more

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Shell Job Cuts: What happened in the early 90’s was a bloodbath… comment by former Shell employee – James Mc Quillan

December 30th, 2007

Big Mamma seems to be trying to rewrite history. This will not be the biggest reduction in staff. What happened in the early 90’s was a bloodbath that left thousands of “former” employees very disgruntled to say the least. I made it thru that only to be the victim of a reduction in staff in 2001. My section was declared redundant and the efforts of the company to place the staff was only lip service.

Granted it was only a small group of people but those of us that were declared redundant were given little help in finding positions within the company or anywhere else. read more

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BBC News: Shell mulling role of IT workers

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Shell profits have been under pressure in recent quarters

Sunday, 30 December 2007, 14:41 GMT 

Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell has said it is considering the position of a number of workers as part of a long-running review of its operations.

The comments come after reports that the company was looking at offshoring as many as 3,600 posts in its information technology (IT) division.

Shell said it was in talks with firms over the possible move, and was also thinking about other changes.

It added that no decision had yet been made, though that would happen in 2008. read more

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THOUSANDS OF JOBS TO BE CUT AT SHELL

By John Donovan

On 19 December 2007 we received an email from a Shell insider attaching an email sent on behalf of a Shell IT Vice President earlier the same day.

The leak led to further correspondence with the same insider and to related correspondence with Michael Brandjes, the Company Secretary and General Counsel Corporate of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Mr Brandjes is in our view one of the good guys at Shell. He responds to our emails even though Shell executives ignore them. We have found him to be unfailingly courteous and efficient. He has also acted in a decent and helpful way to third parties in certain matters of which we are aware.  read more

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